Arsenal legend Ian Wright suggested on the Sun Goals Podcast that Jonjo Shelvey can be a long-term success at Newcastle United.
Shelvey joined Newcastle from Premier League rivals Swansea City in the January transfer window.
The former Liverpool midfielder has made a strong start to his career at St. James’ Park, and former Arsenal striker Wright expects him to be a long-term success for the Magpies.
The former England international has suggested that Shelvey can become for Newcastle what Michael Carrick is for Manchester United.
“If they give the kind of space that West Brom gave him the other day, he will enjoy it and he will revel in that,” said Wright on the Sun Goals Podcast when asked if Shelvey can be a long-term success at Newcastle. “I think now in this Newcastle side he can really cement himself as a midfielder like Carrick.
“If he is playing regularly for Newcastle and they love him like I know they are going to love him, he will probably kick on.”
Shelvey has featured in four Premier League games for Newcastle since his switch from Swansea in January.
The 23-year-old has created eight chances, has a pass accuracy of 85% and a shot accuracy of 50%, and has won one dribble and four tackles.
The former Charlton Athletic man is a talented player, and his encouraging performances for Newcastle so far suggest that he can be a long-term success at St. James’ Park.